Pagham’s pre-season preparations have got off to a flying start after prolific frontman George Gaskin signed for the club.
The Lions are taking some time out after an excellent season which saw them finish third in the SCFL Premier and reach the last four of the Sussex Senior Cup.
Keen to better that, chairman Tony Shea is moving fast – securing joint-managers Richie Hellen and Tom Simmonds for another year before confirming that Gaskin will be in the white and black at Nyetimber Lane next season.
The former Littlehampton Town striker has a formidable track record at county league level. In recent seasons he has won the SCFL crown with the Golds and Shoreham.
Last season he re-joined Littlehampton part way through the season although his 14 goals were not enough to save them from the drop.
He then signed for Three Bridges, helping them to second-place and promotion to the Isthmian South.
Gaskin is set to form an imposing frontline for Pagham along with Dan Simmons, who scored 50 goals in all competitions last year.
Elsewhere in SCFL Division One, Daren Pearce’s rebuilding work at Selsey continues.
The former Sidlesham manager has raided his former club to add Dan Bassill, Joe Leggatt and Harry Agostinelli to the Blues ranks.
With club man Jack Cavell and 17-year-old midfielder Jamie Williams also signing on, things are progressing fast at Selsey.